Pennsylvania has dropped two states, which had been hotspots for coronavirus outbreaks, from its travel quarantine list.
Travelers coming back to Pennsylvania from the states on the list are asked to voluntarily quarantine for 14 days upon their return.
California and Texas have both been dropped from the list, as of Friday’s update from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Illinois has been added to the list.
Seventeen states remain on the list:
- North Dakota
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
The quarantine is not required nor is it enforceable, but Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration has repeatedly asked residents and guests to “do the right thing” to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Travel increases your chances of getting and spreading the coronavirus, and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Before traveling, health officials recommend checking to see if the coronavirus is spreading at your destination. Also, refrain from traveling if you live with someone who could become very ill or if you are likely to get very ill from COVID-19.
For international travelers, the Department of State has issued country-specific travel advisories.
California, Texas dropped from Pa. coronavirus travel quarantine list – PennLive